Apple’s first OLED MacBook has been pushed back to 2027, but an OLED iPad Pro is still planned for 2024, according to the Korean site, The Elec.
The article says MacBook production this year is expected to be down 21% from last year, and MacBook panel purchases are also expected to drop 19%. Even on the MacBook, the top-to-pro panel purchases could fall below half of last year, says The Elec.
MacBook Pros with OLED displays have been rumored for over two years. However, The Elec adds that market research firm Omdia says Apple still plans to release an OLED iPad Pro next year.
In 2022, DigiTimes (a subscription is required to read the entire article) reported that Apple may adopt a “hybrid” OLED technology in 2024 iPads that could allow for slimmer devices while lowering production costs.
From the article: Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (Taiwan SMT) will undertake SMT process for mini LED backlighting of 12.9-inch iPad Pro and MacBook Pro, becoming an Apple supply chain maker for the first time, according to industry sources.
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